“Your inbox will never be empty.” I don’t remember where I read this, but it definitely came across my mind several times since when I decided to write a post about how to spend the summer in Rome like a local would. Determined to show you my favorite things to do in Rome in the summertime, I’ve been going out a lot and attending many events, yet the list of places to go in Rome was becoming longer and longer. And it’s still growing! But this post won’t be of any use if I publish it in September, now will it? ;)
Another Rome || Tuscolano
Born out of a fierce need for expression of strong social disadvantage, every year street art is becoming more and more vanilla.
The spreading of urban art festivals has a lot to do with it: curators usually want something aesthetically nice, which will please everybody.
It’s gone from a tool to convey radical political messages. Now street art has become a ‘tool’ to decorate walls – probably the cheapest way for public administrations to show that some action has been taken to redevelop the outskirts, even if they’re only putting up a façade (no pun intended).
Once you have seen the Colosseum, visited the Vatican Museums and wandered around the historic center, you should venture off-the-beaten path to get a true taste of the Eternal city. From industrial archaeology to contemporary and street art, here are 10 lesser-known spots that you won’t find in your pocket guide.
|Grandma Bistrot in Rome, Quadraro|
I must say we really looked forward to this eating experience, so let’s start admitting that maybe our expectations were too high… This, and the fact that, out of a table of 5 people, 4 professionally work with food (ok, I’ve numbered also myself among “the foodie 5” and I’m not actually cooking food for living, but still…) and the one left is engaged with a cook.